Maanvi Gagroo was last seen in Hitesh Kewalya’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Besides, she has starred in a number of notable web series like TVF Pitchers, TVF Tripling, Four More Shots Please, etc. The actress gets candid with us on a Sunday evening. Here are some highlights from our live session with Maanvi Gagroo.
How are you spending your quarantine?
You know it has been surprisingly well. I am quite used to such isolation. However, I find my own ways to pass the time. I had initially planned on catching up with a few series but household work keeps me busy mostly.
The other day I went through a certain breakdown. I felt pity for the way people have been suffering throughout the world due to the deadly virus. I called up a friend of mind. He consoled me by sending me some positive updates. It felt a bit of relief knowing how humanity is being restored amid this crisis.
Have you watched anything online recently?
I have been watching movies off late. I got to watch Parasite on Amazon Prime Video. Besides that, I watched a beautiful movie called The Platform. I have also watched Contagion.
Your characters have mostly been bubbly and of a carefree nature. How are they similar to Maanvi Gagroo in real?
I believe my characters are quite distinct from one another. I mean, they do have an element of fun in them. But you see, Siddhi is not similar to Chanchal, and neither is Chanchal similar to Apsara.
I might not be like Siddhi on paper. But there’s another peculiar trait in me. I get on from the characters I play on screen. Similarly, my relationship with my co-actors in real life becomes similar to what it is in the reel. So, whenever I saw something quirky, Bani (J), Sayani (Gupta), Kirti (Kulhari) are like, “That’s so Siddhi!”
However, yes, I am a happy person. I do enjoy life and am confined in my own way.
Your favorite work with TVF?
Pitchers. I think it is my favorite Indian web series to date.
Someone, whose works you look up to?
You know I had never thought of becoming an actor. So, the kind of work or actor I started getting inspired from or looking up to their work, came only after I entered into this industry.
I find Konkona Sen Sharma to be fabulous. I love Tabu, Radhika Apte.
Among the ones in Hollywood, I really enjoyed Kate Winslet’s work in Revolutionary Road. Then there’s Adam Driver and many more.